The So-Talented Kyyote Designer Shows Off Her Pottery Skills
Silver and beads might be jewelry designer Amanda Loos’s bread-and-butter, but clay is a big part of her life, too. “Ceramics has always been my escape. Working with clay is so cathartic and pure—it’s the one thing I find I can do in a wholly unpremeditated way,” says the Kyyote mastermind. And, man, is she good at working with the material. Take a look at a few of her most prized creations—real stunners, all of them.
“In the beginning, I was obsessed with bowls. I think I threw close to 200 the first semester that I took ceramics. My mom and I both have an awesome collection of small bowls that I’ve made over the years that we use daily.”
“Hand-building ceramics is a really awesome thing and doesn’t always turn out the way you intend. When the clay dries, it warps, moves, and cracks. It has always been a reminder that, in life, things don’t always go the way you plan. But there are such happy accidents.”
“I’m slightly obsessed with giving my large, more time-consuming pieces another purpose in life. This slightly organic, stalactite-shaped mountain doubles as a cookie jar. As you turn it, it’s completely different—each side is unique.”
“This piece that took an awfully long time to produce. It turned out completely different from how I intended, but that is the inherent beauty of ceramics—in the end, the minerals and fire have the final say.”